The 2017 version of our Drumception series is already well underway. Hot on the heels of the release of Superior Drummer 3, the world’s flagship drum programming software, Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren wrote and recorded a completely original song only on the drums. We then sent Dirk’s drum track to five different guitarists — Brendon Small (Dethklok, Galaktikon), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy), Brandon Ellis (The Black Dahlia Murder) and Reba Meyers (Code Orange) — and asked them each to write their own song on top of it. Click all of those names above to hear what each guitarist came up with; only Brendon Small’s version remains, and that’ll come out next week.
You are also invited to download Dirk’s drum track, record your own guitars over it, and enter our Toontrack giveaway right here! At the end of November, Dirk himself will sort through the entries, pick his favorite and award a prize. The drums were recorded using Superior Drummer 3 which is out now and compatible with all major DAWs.
The prizes are as follows: one grand prize winner will receive Superior Drummer 3, The Rock Foundry SDX, The Metal Foundry SDX and The Progressive Foundry (the entire ‘Foundry’ suite), while two runners up will each receive a copy of EZdrummer 2 and the Metal Machine EZX pack.
Best of luck! That link again: ENTER HERE.